One of my favorite quotes from David Duffield, Co-founder /Co-CEO Workday is,
“I’m sort of a foot-on-the-gas kind of guy.”
We’ve noticed and we are happy for the ride!
The Power of Partnerships
I’ve been able to see first hand the power of partnerships over the last several years while working for and with HR Tech companies. Establishing and maintaining partnership relationships has developed some lasting friendships and superior allies in a space many of us love. Our partnership with Workday is no different. The Dovetail team works closely with Workday to ensure that the needs of clients are consistently met with the quality those clients have come to expect.
As we Prepare for Workday Rising
Two years in the making and now two years in, Dovetail maintains our Certified Solution Partner status …
Kane Frisby, “Using data to improve HR processes”
Kane Frisby, Chief Strategy Officer – Dovetail Software
“The majority of HR teams are probably running unhealthy and getting fit can take a bit of effort. We like to help HR departments run themselves and we keep our product up-to-date.” – Kane Frisby
We can help you get your HR department in shape and keep it in shape. Dovetail’s new employee portal will have significant impact on the engagement and experience of your employees.
Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Kane’s mind: #HRfit Employee Portal, HR Help Desk, Knowledge Management, and Reporting Analytics Helping HR engage with Employees with a convenient Employee Portal Getting …
Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud or SMAC-enabled HR technologies are revolutionizing our industry, smacking human resources with powerful tools to support their company’s Digital Workplace vision by providing Digital HR applications which connect with the modern workforce.
We have all been told, by now, of the millennial rock stars who won’t work for us unless we connect with them in the world they rock – and it’s true!
You not only need to empower employees and managers to keep them engaged, but you must also enable them – people enablement is key to productivity.
HR Technology is a big driver for people enablement. Alas, the reader is likely feeling troubled with the notion of costly technology investments, a platoon of expensive onsite technology consultants, and months turning into years of project timescales that never seem to …
Product Enhancement Requests When Building a Software-as-a-Service Application
Part of building a SaaS application is the need to balance the needs of the many with the needs of the few. Or the one. (Yes, that’s a Star Trek reference. Well spotted.) We get some great ideas from our customers, who find new and amazing ways to use our software every day. Because of that, though, we have to be mindful of how we handle those requests. Some of them will make the system more useful for everyone, while some are very specific to that one client’s needs. With that in mind, we thought it might be helpful to understand our process and how we handle these requests.
Ideas come to us through several channels. We often hear of ideas during implementation, but they also flow in …
Lessons of Partnership
One of the most important lessons I have learned over the last several years while working for and with HR technology companies has been the importance of establishing and maintaining partnership relationships. Interestingly enough, some of my best friends in life have come as the result of creating a business / vendor relationship or working partnership.
Loyalty Pays Off
I have have been known to be a pretty loyal partner – I have worked with individuals and organizations for years and even brought new partners to the table to enrich a project but there have also been times when I have held the speaker high, by myself, and just proclaimed the good work of a partner/friend or my own organization. There is a right time for each approach.
With all the big HR Tech shows around the corner, Dovetail will be exhibiting at a few of the biggest: Workday Rising in Las Vegas, HR Technology Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, and HR Tech World Conference in Paris, France, It’s a good idea, as an attendee, to start planning to maximize your time spent at these events.
As a Former HR Tech Buyer
So, as a former buyer of HR Technology myself, here are 5 tips/ suggestions/ ideas from me to help you get the most from your T&E investment:
Tips for the Attendee (and the vendors!)
1. BE ORGANIZED. Ahead of time, read through the conference agenda and plan which sessions you want to attend. Most companies …
“Look For Vendors…”
Not too long ago, I read Starr Conspiracy’ blog post titled “The ADP and Zenefits Kerfuffle, part 2: 5 Lessons for HR Technology Customers and Vendors” from HR Tech analyst and go-to market expert George LaRocque. A great point was shared which continues to stick with me today:
“Look for vendors that support their integrations like a product – not a service.”
This is sound advice to the HR Technology buyer. Not only because buyers don’t want what happened to Zenefits customers to happen to them, but also to consider these
5 reasons partner-built integrations are a sound investment
Technology Stack – A supported partner integration has been built with both parties being involved. This means their technology stack has …
We’re celebrating today, because we are officially a Workday Certified Solution Partner – yes we graduated from the hottest HCM integration university this summer!
Commitment Pays Off
Two years ago, Dovetail made a commitment with Workday to design, build, and deliver a real time bi-directional integration to help serve the Dovetail and Workday ecosystem, cohesively. It’s a true win-win outcome for both vendor and customers – as anyone with software implementation experience will tell you – getting two technologies integrated together on a project is never easy. One very big pain with custom integrations is accountability – when things go wrong, who is accountable? Is it your internal IT, or perhaps vendor one or vendor two – maybe it’s all three? Which one will own the problem and drive …
Recently, I wrote about the Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey, and how that survey helped me to get multi-million dollar funding for new HCM technology. While I was writing that entry, it made me think of the next step of the HCM buying process: vendor selection.
In one of my previous roles, I was tasked with evaluating the current technology in place, then providing strategic direction of what to do with our existing HR technology – and how it would benefit our to-be designed HR Shared Services organization.
Once I could prove the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the firm was a rip-and-replace of old for new, I then set my focus on building out our requirements and the vendor selection strategy.
I’ve never been a …